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There's a high-stakes race under way in Silicon Valley to develop software that makes it easy to weave artificial intelligence technology into almost everything, and Google has sprinted into the lead.
The blockish and slightly dorky computer game Minecraft may turn out to be a great place for humans and AI to learn how to work together.
With a new programming language, almost anyone create a DNA-encoded circuit.
Colossal clouds cloak the surface of Venus, making it difficult for researchers to probe its secrets.
Think of a spinning globe and the patchwork of countries it depicts: such maps help us to understand where we are, and that nations differ from one another.
An international team of astronomers has discovered and confirmed a treasure trove of new worlds using NASA's Kepler spacecraft on its K2 mission.
A new law to be enacted European Union-wide in 2018 could require companies to clarify their decision-making algorithms to avoid unlawful discrimination.
The results of the Winograd Schema Challenge revealed much more work needs to be done to make computers truly intelligent.
Crowdsourcing programs one day could help authorities track down unauthorized radio bandwidth and malicious radio disruptions.
Researchers have discovered a molecule which, they say, could stimulate the development of organic electronics.
More female international students are attending U.S. universities to pursue science, technology, engineering, and math degrees.
A French institution may be a window into the future of coding education.
On a clear morning in early May, Brian Lathrop, a senior engineer for Volkswagen's Electronics Research Laboratory, was in the driver's seat of a Tesla Model S as it travelled along a stretch of road near Blacksburg, Virginia…
Has your child swallowed a small battery? In the future, a tiny robot made from pig gut could capture it and expel it.
Researchers at Case Western Reserve University have built "biohybrid" robots that crawl like sea turtles on the beach.
A complex in Prineville, OR, that houses Facebook servers recently was expanded with high-powered servers designed to accelerate research into machine learning.
Access to cloud-hosted data can be controlled in real time by securing data files with a proxy key.
"I have seen my death!" Anna Bertha Röntgen is said to have exclaimed upon seeing the first X-ray photograph ever made–an image of the bones in her hand. It was her husband, German physicist Wilhelm Röntgen, who discovered X-rays…
Engineers can only stuff so much computing power into devices like smartphones and tablets before they run up against physical barriers.
After an extensive review process and passing a major development milestone, NASA is ready to proceed with final design and construction of its next Mars rover, currently targeted to launch in summer of 2020 and arrive on the…
University of Adelaide researchers are working to find new methods of protecting against the fingerprinting of personal computers.
An augmented reality "IT help desk" could allow factories to identify and mitigate cyberattacks on industrial control systems.
Artificial intelligence and robotics are leading a transformation in Silicon Valley expected to be as significant as the personal computing and commercial Internet eras.
Researchers are making progress toward harvesting ambient energy from mobile phone base stations to power wireless sensors used in a range of industries.
Additive manufacturing, also known as three-dimensional printing, faces some of the same cybersecurity risks as the electronics industry.
The U.S. National Science Foundation will invest more than $400 million over the next seven years to fund next-generation wireless research.
When historians look back at the turmoil over prejudice and policing in the U.S. over the past few years, they're unlikely to dwell on the case of Eric Loomis.
In the year since NASA's New Horizons spacecraft flew by Pluto, the dwarf planet has maintained its icy heart.
Microsoft pulled the strings. At least, that’s what Google and so many business and tech journalists said when the search giant first faced antitrust complaints in Europe six years ago.
In the wake of last week's shootings, Facebook has seen a significant spike in flagged content, with users calling out each other's posts as racist, violent and offensive.